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Prosecco up 72% in off-trade to overtake Champagne sales by value

Published:  19 August, 2015

British consumers spent more on Champagne than prosecco in the last year.

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Own-labels top Which? white wine and gin polls

Published:  19 August, 2015

Own-label wines and spirits have beaten leading brands in blind taste tests conducted by consumer rights publication Which?

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Reduced focus on 'unsustainable volume' in UK hits Treasury Wine Estates' European figures

Published:  19 August, 2015

Australian wine giant Treasury Wine Estates saw its earnings in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region cut in half in the year to June 30, as the company sought to move away from low margin business in British supermarkets.

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Whiskey and glass pack for Jim Beam Apple as flavours lift producer's bourbon sales

Published:  19 August, 2015

Maxxium UK is looking to give its new Jim Beam Apple flavoured bourbon a boost with the introduction of a value added pack in Asda stores.

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Asda 'on right strategy' says boss Clarke despite 4.7% fall in sales

Published:  19 August, 2015

Asda chief executive Andy Clarke has branded a 4.7% fall in like-for-like sales as "disappointing" but indicated he expected it to be a blip.

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Morrisons reportedly close to sale of M Local c-stores

Published:  17 August, 2015

Morrisons is reported to be closing in on a sale of its M convenience stores to a mystery team of industry executives funded by Greybull Capital.

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Conviviality wins exclusivity agreement in bid to wrap up Matthew Clark deal by September 4

Published:  14 August, 2015

Conviviality Retail has edged closer to a deal to buy Matthew Clark after signing an exclusivity deal as the preferred bidder for the business.

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Bargain Booze waives franchise fees and offers free 24-hour refit for first 100 new recruits

Published:  13 August, 2015

Conviviality Retail is wooing potential new Bargain Booze franchisees with the promise of a free overnight refit.

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London bars and shops prepare for first ever Rum Experience Week

Published:  13 August, 2015

Gerry's Wines & Spirit's in London's Soho has been named official rum shop for a week of events under the banner of Rum Experience Week.

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Jago to join Berry Bros & Rudd as chief executive

Published:  12 August, 2015

Tesco wine boss Dan Jago will join Berry Bros & Rudd as chief executive in October.

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Majestic finance chief steps down

Published:  07 August, 2015

Nigel Alldritt, group chief financial officer and company secretary of Majestic Wine, is to leave the company in November.

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Analysis: The Vindependents is an agency for independents, run by independents

Published:  07 August, 2015

Tired of dealing with big importers, a group of indies have launched a new agency to up profits and share business philosophies called The Vindependents.

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Conviviality Retail invests in perfecting franchise model

Published:  07 August, 2015

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Guy Woodward: What supermarket retailers could learn from restaurants

Published:  07 August, 2015

Among the defining wine trends of recent years, one of the most welcome is the smaller restaurant list. The new "less-is-more" approach means that every listing has to count.

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Majestic launches click-and-collect service for Naked Wine customers

Published:  06 August, 2015

Naked Wines has launched a click-and-collect service for its customers through the Majestic network of stores.

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Moody's warns grocery sector of threat from rising minimum wage

Published:  03 August, 2015

UK retailers will struggle with the government's recently announced hike in the living wage, according to credit rating agency Moody's.

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Rosie Davenport: Testing time for Tesco

Published:  31 July, 2015

It could be a long summer for suppliers waiting to hear whether they've made the grade as the extent of the Tesco's wine range cull starts to ripple through the trade.

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Sparkling reds are the next big thing, Ocado predicts

Published:  30 July, 2015

Sales of sparkling red wine are rocketing, according to leading online retailer Ocado.

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i heart expands range with two sparkling launches

Published:  28 July, 2015

The i heart Wines brand is set to launch two new products into the UK sparkling wines market.

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Borough Wines heads for the coast

Published:  27 July, 2015

London-based independent wine merchant Borough Wines has announced plans for its first shop outside the capital. Borough Wines, Beers & Books will open in Hastings, East Sussex towards the end of the summer.

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